EPLAW PATENT BLOG

NL – Ciel et Terre International v. Profloating

Posted: October 15th, 2020

Ciel et Terre International versus Profloating, PI judge of the District Court of The Hague 6 October 2020, ECLI:NL:RBDHA:2020:9924 Facts Ciel et Terre International (hereinafter: “C&T”) is the owner of European patent EP 3 336 447 B1 (hereinafter: “EP ‘447”), which relates to a floating photovoltaic installation comprising photovoltaic panels and two types of modular […]

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UK – FibroGen & Astellas v. Akebia & Otsuka

Posted: June 25th, 2020

FibroGen & Astellas v Akebia & Otsuka – Lord Justice Arnold returns to the Patents Court for monster six patent trial Lord Justice Arnold returned to the High Court in March to hear a trial involving the validity and threatened infringement of six patents concerning the use of inhibitors (referred to as HIF-PHIs) of an […]

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DK – FRESENIUS KABI V. BIOGEN / THE DANISH MARITIME AND COMMERCIAL HIGH COURT (ADALIMUMAB)

Posted: March 2nd, 2020

Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH (“Fresenius”) v. Biogen (Denmark) Manufacturing ApS and Biogen (Denmark) A/S (collectively “Biogen”), and intervening party Samsung Bioepis UK Limited (“Samsung Bioepis”), the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court Case number BS-39398/2018-SHR, 20 June 2019 Right to continue use begun before the priority date, invalidity due to inadmissible extension of the subject-matter, […]

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UK – IPCom v. Vodafone

Posted: February 18th, 2020

IPCOM GMBH & CO KG v VODAFONE GROUP PLC and others Over the past 13 years, IPCom has been asserting its portfolio of telecoms patents against various companies in the telecoms sector. In this recent decision in proceedings against Vodafone, IPCom has had its patent found valid, essential and infringed by aspects of Vodafone’s 4G […]

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UK – Conversant v. Apple

Posted: January 21st, 2020

Conversant Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. v Apple Retail UK Limited & Ors [2019] EWHC 3266 (Pat) The Patents Court has handed down a decision revoking Conversant Wireless Licensing S.A.R.L. (“Conversant”)’s United Kingdom patent GB 2 365 712 entitled “Computing device with improved user interface for applications” (the “Patent”) on the basis that it was obvious. The […]

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UK – IPEC REVOKES TWO PATENTS RELATING TO PLASTIC PACKAGING

Posted: August 5th, 2019

Quinn Packaging Limited v Linpac Packing Limited & R.Faerch Plast A/S [2019] EWHC 2119 (IPEC) Quinn Packaging Limited (Quinn) sought to revoke two patents owned by Linpac Packaging Limited (Linpac) and R.Faerch Plast A/S (Faerch) relating to transparent trays with lids for the storage of fruit, fish or meat. Hacon HHJ held that both patents […]

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UK – Conversant v. Huawei & ZTE / FRAND

Posted: July 9th, 2019

Conversant v Huawei & ZTE [2019] EWHC 1687 (Pat) UK Court considers essentiality and validity of patent in FRAND dispute. Background This judgment represents one of the technical trials in the dispute between Conversant (Claimant) and Huawei and ZTE (together the Defendants). The wider case relates to an ongoing dispute regarding what is a FRAND […]

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UK – Allergan v. Aspire and Accord Healthcare

Posted: May 15th, 2019

Allergan, Inc and another v Aspire Pharma Limited and Accord Healthcare Limited v Allergan, Inc, High Court, London, UK, 3 May 2019, Neutral Citation Number: [2019] EWHC 1085 (Pat) In this judgment, Arnold J applied for the first time the UK Supreme Court’s decision in Actavis v ICOS [2019] UKSC 15 on inventive step. Background […]

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NL – Philips v. Asus / Appeal / FRAND

Posted: May 9th, 2019

Koninklijke Philips N.V. v. Asustek Computers Inc., Asus Europe B.V. and Asus Holland B.V., Court of Appeal The Hague, The Netherlands, 7 May 2019, Case No. 200.221.250/01 Philips successfully appeals an earlier judgment regarding Philips’ Standard Essential European Patent EP 1 623 511 for a ‘Communication System’ (‘EP ‘511’). A copy of the earlier judgment […]

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